Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Urban Nine Patch Block Done

Week ~ 1 (block #2 of quilt #2)

I found out something interesting when doing this block up and wanted to share.  

I noticed a difference with the middle curve piece compared to my last solid block (the block I did up for the tutorial). This print fabric is much more flexible.  All fabrics when stretched on the bias act differently and this fabric was pretty stretchy.

In the picture above, notice the different placement of each seam.  The print block seems to have a tighter curve than the solid block.

Personally....this doesn't bother me.  It doesn't change the block size or the construction of the block what so ever.  It just makes a slightly skinner curve shape.  

...but if you think this will bother you.. when working with your different fabrics and you may have one that will seem stretchier than others, spray starch the 7 1/2" x 8 1/2" square before cutting out your (4) inner curve pieces, this will help those pieces from stretching when sewed.

I just wanted to share this with you and while I'm doing up my future blocks, I will share anything else that I think might be helpful or just because ;o)

It's never to late to get your curve on and join in!  You can purchase the Quick Curve Ruler here.


You can share your progress on the Urban Nine Patch Flikr group here.  And I know how we all love comments, so let's try to comment on each others awesome progress!



Cascade Quilts said...

interesting on the curve! thanks for sharing! I'm doing all mine in the solid red, so I guess mine will just be less curvy, but nobody will know :)

Tennjenny said...

VERY pretty block!

Unknown said...

Block 2 looks amazing - I'm looking forward to seeing it with the other patterned one

Maria said...

Wow. That is beautiful:)